by Your Marque Team
If you are like the average person, you probably have never thought about needing to exercise your hips. However, exercising that part of your body is one of the most important workouts you can do!
Your hips are responsible for a majority of your body’s range of motion. They are what allow your legs to move forward, backward, and side to side. Your hips are the reason you can walk, run, and skip.
Additionally, the hips are part of the core muscles that stabilize the spine, keeping your lumbar spine strong.
Unfortunately, the average American spends most of their time sitting, either at home or at work (or both). This only contributes to unused and weakened muscles.
Because of the important role that hips play in our bodies, it’s easy to see the consequences of weak hip muscles. If you lack strong hip muscles, you may be experiencing:
Just like any other muscle in our body, it’s important to continually use and exercise that muscle for optimal body performance. Here are some ways you can exercise your hip muscles:
Doing these simple exercises regularly can prevent future aches and pains, while also strengthening some of the most vital parts of our bodies. So next time you have to sit down for a long day at work, take some time to get up, and walk around — your body will thank you later!
The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.